March 15, 2013
Marks & Spencer go back to their retail roots and unveil a market stall.
After starting out as a humble market stall 130 years ago – Marks & Spencer is going back to its roots by opening a new Victorian-style ‘penny bazaar’ in Kirkgate Market, Leeds – where it all began in 1884.
Selling coffee and small archive items such as mugs and sweets, M&S is exploring its heritage to celebrate the opening of the company’s archive to the public.
Alison Houston, Head of the M&S Company Archive, said: ‘We are very excited about giving customers the chance to experience the origins of Marks & Spencer right inside its original setting at Kirkgate Market.’
Via Mail Online